Conduit for change: Recruiting more women into fund management

Female fund manager numbers increased by just 0.1% last year

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Charlotte Thomas shares her insight on the challenge of trying to attract and recruit more female talent into fund manager roles...

The latest Citywire Alpha Female Report revealed that the number of female fund managers has increased by just 0.1% over the past year, to 12.1%. Disappointing news for sure but sadly not a statistic that I find surprising. It's a perennial issue and one that it seems current initiatives are just not making any meaningful headway on. Cross-company initiative, The Diversity Project, has a manifesto to achieve 20% female fund managers by 2026, but at the current pace of change, there will need to be some seismic activity to hit this target.  I've been integral in the growth of our own a...

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